The Grenada newsletter

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The Grenada newsletter
Place of Publication:
St. George's, Grenada, West Indies
A. & C. Hughes
Publication Date:
Twenty no. a year
completely irregular
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ; 36 cm.


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Dates or Sequential Designation:
Began in 1973.
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Description based on surrogate of: Vol. 11, no. 1 (Jan. 22, 1983); title from caption.

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Alister Hughes 3rd October 1975
P 0 Box 65
St. Georges


For Week ending October 4th 1975

Mr Josef Schutz;enberger, Resident Representative of the

United nations Development Programme (UNDP) stationed in

Guyana, said this week that 42 projects involving 1.42

millions US dollars had been approved for Grenada.

In a two day visit over 29th and 30th September, Mr

Schutzenberger, completed the Grenada leg of what he

called a "courtesy call" to the Windward and Leeward

Islands, and in an exclusive interview with LhuvizLTT-R;
disclosed that U1DP is making a special effort for Grenada.

The UbDP Resident Representative, who has special

responsibility for the Less Developed Countries of
CARICO:i (LDC), said that, in projects for Grenada, emphasis

was being placed on studies which would be followed by

immediate action rather than "some more academically

oriented studies which we did in the past whiich, sometimes,

could not be used'

Some of the projects now having attention in Grenada, Mr
Schutzenberger said, were a pilot plant for vegetable

production, a study on agricultural mechanisation, one for

promoting; accelerated growth in plants and trees, the

organist 'n of a Aiarketing Corporation and a Man Power Survey.

Explaining the organisation of UIJDP in the Caribbean, Mr
Schutzenberger said his post in Guyana was responsible for
projects in Guyana and in the smaller English speaking

countries of the Lastern Caribbean. That post also had

overall responsibility for the entire UiD) COaribbean

programme, and he had been stationed in Cuyana because of

the location there of the CA0ICOM Secretariat. In

addition to the Resident Representative in Guyana, UNDP had

Alister Hughes
THE GiWENADA NEWSLETTER Week Ending Ootober 4th
Page 2

Resident Representatives in Trinidad & Tobago and Jamaica, and

these Representatives had some minor responsibilities for the

Dutch Antilles.

Mr Schutzenberger said UNDP is considering the establishment of

a special Tourist Industry Training Cantre for the LDCs and also

the creation of a centre for Legal Services. In connection

with the latter, air dwin Heyliger, Guyana-born, "renada-based

prominent barrister and ex-Puisne Judge had been contacted with

a view to obtaining his services as a UI Consultant.

Interviewed yesterday(2nd) Mr Heyliger confirmed that he would be

proceeding to Guyana shortly for discussion on this matter.

During his stay in Grenada, Mr Schutzenberger held talks with

Prime Minister Gairy, and the UNDP Representative disclosed that,

at Mr Gairy's request, efforts will be made to secure additional

funds for Grenada from the United Nations "Special Industrial

Services" and "Industrial Feasibility Services" Funds.

(485 words)


,:r Claude -orrison, Chairman of the Interim Board of the Grenada

Cooperative nutmeg Association, confirmed yesterday (2nd) that a

summons had been served on him relative to a Writ filed in the

High Court on Londay last (29th).

'1his Writ, which was filed by ir L 0 Taylor, prominent agriculturist

and member of the ;utmeg Association, seeks a declaration from the

Court as to whether the Order made by Governor General, Sir Leo

deGale, on July 4th is "valid and enforcable". This Order, the

Nutmeg (Dissolution Order 1975, dissolved the elected Board of the

Association, made provision for an Interim Doard, and stated that
"all powers, duties and liberties of the said Interim Board shall

be exercised, performed and discharged by the Chairman, manager

and Secretary of the Interim Board".

Alister iug es
THE ORIUADA N.lWSLTTER Week Ending October 4th

Page 3

In his affidavit, Ar Taylor says the Governor General's Order

did not make provision for a new board to be elected within two

months of the date of the Order as required by section 35 (2)
of the Nutmeg Industry Ordinance. Further, among other

alleged irregularities, Mr Taylor points out that, while the

powers, duties and liabilities of the Interim Board have been

vested in the Chairman, manager and Secretary, 15 Members have,

in fact, been appointed to the Board.

Mr Taylor asks the Court to determine whether the Interim

Board has been properly constituted, and requests that an

injunction be issued restraining the Interim Board from

using the powers and duties conferred on the Niutmeg Board.

Members of the Interim Board have been given 8 days to enter

an appearance in Court, and this places the deadline at

Thursday October 9th.

(273 words)


In a.telephone interview with I-;W6LMTTER today (3rd) Mr Herbert

Blaize, elected Representative for the island ward of Carriacou,

speaking from Carriacou, said that a consignment of supplies

destined for the Carriacou Hospital had been refused by the


'.r Blaize said that, in February last, a group of Carriacouans

resident in the United Utates had formed themselves into the

"Carriacu-American Health Care Committee" with the objective

of raising funds to assist the Carriacou Hospital. With this

objective in view, the Committee had been in touch with both the
Chief Hedical Officer of Grenada, Dr Leonard Commissiong and

Grenada's Consul-General in the United Otates, and a list had

been supplied to the Committee of required items.

Alister IKughes
THE CiiiLHAD$L rL,~jL'i' Mweek Ending October l1th

Page 4

The Committee had also approached ,r Blaize to set up a small

Committee in Carriacou to receive the supplies and hand them over

to the Carriacou hospital on arrival. r laize said he had
done as requested and the Government Develooment Offider in
Carriacou, Mr Charles Cayenne, had agreed to act as Co-Chairman

together with Mrs Judith Mendes, a prominent social worker in

the island.

According to ir Dlaize, the consignment of hospital supplies,

including linen, surgical instruments, bandages, gauze, pressure

guages and other items arrived in (renada last month. Mr Blaize

approached the Permanent Jecretary in the Ministry of Health, and,

on a Certificate issued by the ministry, the consignment was

cleared duty-free from the Customs on September 26th.

These hospital supplies were then taken to Carriacou and arrangements

were made to hand them over to the doctor in charge of the Carriacou
Hospital, Dr P K Rama Rao, this morning (3rd). Mr 3laize said,

however, that at the appointed time, .Mr Cayenne did not show up

at the Hospital. Further the local Committee presenting the

supplies on behalf of the Carriacou-American Health Care Committee

was told by the doctor at the Hospital that he had received instructions
from the ministry not to accept the gifts as the Ministry was not

aware of the hand-over.

"It is clear", said uir Blaize, "that Uovernment has rejected the self-

help efforts of the people of Carriacou to help the Carriacou Hospital.
And, it is a clear contradiction that the ilinistry of Health should

give instructions to block a hand-over of which it says it has no

knowledge. This incident has thrown a great damper on the
magnificent efforts of Carriacouans abroad to assist those at home,

and it may frustrate further efforts in this direction".

Ir Blaize said the consignment of hospital supplies has been given

safe storage but it is too early yet to say what finally will be

done with it.
(445 words)

Alister Hughes
THE GRMNADA NEWSLETTER Week Ending October 4th

Page 5

Mr Shinich Sugihara, the Japanese Ambassador stationed at
Caracas, Venezuela, last Monday morning (29th) presented his
credentials to the Governor General, Sir Leo deGale, as the
first step towards establishing diplomatic relations between
Grenada and Japan. Later the same day, Mr Sugihara paid
a courtesy call on Prime minister Gairy.

(49 words)

Mr Lisle Hosten, President of the Grenada Law Society, said
today that the Society is still giving consideration to the
Jury (Amendment) Act which will abolish trial by jury in IC 3 ?/?

civil cases. This Act, which has been passed by both the
Hnuse of Representatives and the Senate, has not yet had the
Assent of the Governor General.
(58 words-)

Over the two days 29th-30th September, the S S "Geestcrest"
loaded 35,292 boxes of bananas at Grenada. This shipment
weighed 1,046,860 Ibs and was valued at EC$99,356.00. 'here
were 100 boxes or rejected fruit. Since mid-August, banana
loadings at Grenada have been on a fortnightly basis.

(49 w-rds)


duringg the week ending September 27th, the "Cunard Adventurer"
berthed at St.Georges on Tuesday 23rd with 576 passengers.
There were no other cruise liner calls.
(25 words)
iWiSLE-TTER is pleased to announce the arrival at precisely
7.00 am on Thursday October 2nd of his first granddaughter
and second grandchild. Mother and'idfant doing well.
Father pleased; grandparents proud; greatgrandparents pleased
and proud.
Alister Hughes
3rd Octoqer 19J/

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